Pudina Rice (Mint flavoured Rice)


Pudina/Mint is a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, there is no denying that mint tastes good and healthy too, whether you use it in juice, food, candy, toothpaste or something else.

During summer mint leaves are widely used in several things because of its coolant act, So in these hot days, my kitchen is also good fragrance with fresh mint leaves and by having inspiration from lots of recipes, i am also using mint in my recipe as well.

Its mint flavored rice, a super tasty and easy recipe. During summers you can have this dish in lunch or dinner as per your choice. You can also add mixed veggies to make this dish more flavorful and healthy too. So lets begin to prepare this flavourful recipe now…

Ingredients

1 medium bowl cooked rice
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 green chillies (finely chopped)
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 table spoon clarified butter or cooking oil
1/2 small bowl mixed vegetables (frozen)
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
2 pieces of green cardamom
1 piece star anise
2 cloves
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Salt to taste
2 table spoon water
1 small bowl mint paste

Ingredients for mint paste

1 cup mint leaves
2 green chillies
1 inch ginger piece
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/3 tea spoon black salt
Pinch of asafoetida
Ground all mint paste ingredients together and convert them into paste.

1. Firstly we need to heat a pan on medium flame and add cumin seeds and whole spices in it.

2. When the whole spices turns slightly brown, add onion in it and saute until it also becomes light brown in color.

3. Now add frozen mixed vegetables in it and saute them for about 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Now add all spices and salt in it and saute about a minute.

5. Now add mint paste in it and let it cook on slow flame about 2 to 3 minutes, then add rice and 2 tablespoon of water in it and mix all gently with light hands.

5. On low flame, cover this pan with a lid and let it simmer for a minute and then turn off the flame.

6. Add 1 table spoon lemon juice in it and mix gently without mashing the rice.

7. Now super tempting Pudina Rice is ready to be served… this rice is best served with plain yogurt or laban!

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Oats & Potato Emojis


Oats & Potato Emojis


Kids are obsessed with Emojis and snacks as well so in this recipe i am trying to prepare emojis snack with little healthy version which includes oats, it provides great flavor along with their attractive looks.

Oats & Potato Emojis Recipe… is perfect starter recipe for anytype of small party like kitty party and especially for kids birthday party. This quick snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups.

These are made from Oats and Potato mixture and because of that, these are very crunchy from out side and soft from inside.

Ingredients
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 boiled & peeled potato (medium size)
2 table spoon corn starch
Black pepper powder as to taste
Salt as to taste
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare Oats & Potato emojis we need to heat a pan on medium flame, add oats into it and dry roast until it turn light brown in color.

(Oats powder)

2. After roasting, keep aside to cool and then with the help of mixer grinder, grind it to coarse powder and set aside.

3. Now take a big bowl, add potato in it and mash them finely or you can also grate them.

4. Now add oats powder, corn starch, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in it and mix well.

5. Cover and keep this mixture into refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes.

6. Now place a parchment paper on the flat surface and keep this mixture over the parchment paper and flatten it with the help of tapping fingers. You can also flat them with the help of rolling pin.

7. Evenly flat the dough and cut circles out of them and give the shapes like emoji then fry them until they becomes golden in color. Remove them and place them on absorbent paper.


Oats & Potato emojis are ready to be serve…serve them along with your favourite sauce or chutney….enjoy😊

Spinach And Sprouts Dhokla


Spinach and Sprouts both are nutritious and the healthiest food for our body.

Always healthy diet plans are incomplete without them because they contains fewer calories compared to other sancks or meal and keep us energetic full of day.

And my todays recipe related to both of them, it is very healthy snacks recipe. You can have this dish as a morning breakfast or as a evening snack, this is perfect for both. So lets get started to make this yummiest and healthiest dish today.

Ingredients

200 gram fresh palak leaves
300 gram sprouted whole green gram /moong daal
2 green chillies (chopped)
2 table spoon chickpea flour
2 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon sesame seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare dhokla firslty we need to grind the spinach, sprouts, green chillies and water together until it becomes smooth.

2. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture into it. (Meanwhile prepare steamer for steaming the dhokla)

3. Now add chickpea flour, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Make it a smooth better add water if needed.

4. Now grease the tin and if steamer is ready that moment add baking soda in the better and mix well.

5. Now tranfer this mixture into greased tin and set this tin into steamer.

6. Cook this better into steamer for about 12 to 15 minutes.

7. When dhokla is ready heat oil in tadka pan, add sesame seeds and curry leaves in it and saute for a second.

8. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and now cut it into your desire shape.

Now the healthy spinach and sprouts dhokla is ready to be served.

Enjoy this yummiest dhokla with your favorite chatni…Enjoy!😊

Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

Mutter Paneer (Basic Recipe)


Mutter Paneer (Basic Recipe)

(रेसिपी हिन्दी और इंग्लिश दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

wp-1473526336026.jpgMutter paneer is a very popular north indian main course vegetable

which is very tasty and delicious combination of cottage cheese and fresh green peas. This simple mutter paneer curry is prepared by fresh tomato puree, onion and spices only. No cream, no nuts and no khoya are used in it but for the creamy texture i used little amount of corn starch. Mutter paneer can be served with Rice, roti, paratha and with all types of indian bread. So now lets start to make this simple mutter paneer curry.

 

Ingredients

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350g cottage cheese

200g fresh green peas(boiled)

1 medium size onion (Finley chopped or grated)

1 cup tomato puree

1 tsp grated ginger

1 green chilli (chopped)

Pinch of asafoetida

1/2  tsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaves

1 inch of cinnamon stick

1 tbsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1 star anise

1 tsp corn starch

1/2 tsp sugar

2.5 tbsp butter or oil

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

 

1. For making mutter paneer first of all we need to cut the cottage cheese into our desire shapes.

 

2 Now take a nonstick pan and add 1 tbsp of butter in it, then keep cottage cheese pieces on it and roast until the cheese becomes a light golden color. (As shown in pictures)

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3. Take the cheese pieces out and keep aside on absorbent paper.

 

4. Now heat remaining butter in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaves, asafetida, star anise, cardamoms and all whole spices, roast them 2 or 3 seconds.

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5. Add chopped onion in it and saute it for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat.

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6. Add fresh tomato puree, ginger paste, chopped green chilli, turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder and cook until the mixture separate from the butter or oil. Meanwhile mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and keepaside.

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7. Now add prepared peas, cottage cheese, salt and mix well.

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8. Add half cup of water and cook on medium heat.

9. For thicken the gravy add corn starch mixture mix well . Cover the pan and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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10. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with Rice, roti, pratha, naan as your choice.

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मटर पनीर

(बेसिक रेसिपी)

आवश्यक सामग्री

350ग्राम पनीर

200 ग्राम ताज़ी हरी मटर(उबली हुई)

1 मध्यम आकार की प्याज़ (बारीक़ कटी हुई या कद्दूकस करी हुई)

1 कप पिसे हुए टमाटर

1 छोटी चम्मच कद्दूकस करी हुई अदरक

1 हरी मिर्च (बारीक़ कटी हुई)

1 पिंच हींग

1/2 छोटी चम्मच जीरा

1 तेजपत्ता

1 इंच दालचीनी का टुकड़ा

1 बड़ी चम्मच धनिया पाउडर

आधा छोटी चम्मच हल्दी

आधा छोटी चम्मच लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 चक्र फूल

1 छोटी चम्मच कॉर्न स्टार्च

आधी छोटी चम्मच चीनी

2.5 बड़ी चम्मच मक्खन

नमक स्वादानुसार

धनिया पत्ती सजावट के लिए

 

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

1. मटर पनीर बनाने के लिए सबसे पहले हम पनीर को अपने मनचाहे आकार में काट लेंगे.

2. एक नॉनस्टिक पैन में 1 बड़ी चम्मच मक्खन डालकर उसे मध्यम आंच पर गरम करें और इसमें पनीर के टुकड़ो को सुनहरी होने तक भूनें.

3. अब पनीर के टुकड़ो को पैन से निकाल कर    सोखने वाले पेपर पर रखकर, एक तरफ रख दें.

4. अब पैन में बचा हुआ मक्खन गरम करें और इसमें जीरा, तेज पत्ता, हींग, चक्र फूल, इलाइची और सभी साबुत मसाले डालकर 2 से 3 सेकंड तक मध्यम आंच पर भूनें.

5.अब इसमें कटी हुई प्याज़ डाले और मध्यम आंच पर 4 से 5 मिनट तक अच्छी तरह भूनें.

6.अब पीसे हुए टमाटर, अदरक पेस्ट, कटी हुई हरी मिर्च, हल्दी, धनिया पाउडर और मिर्च पाउडर मिलाकर तब तक भूनें जब तक मसाले से तेल अलग न हो जाए. (तेल से अर्थ है पिघला हुआ मक्खन). इसीबीच कॉर्न स्टार्च में 2 बड़ी चम्मच पानी मिलाकर एक घोल तैयार करें और एक तरफ रख दें.

7. अब इस भुने हुए मसालें में उबली हुई मटर, पनीर और नमक डालकर अच्छी प्रकार से मिलाए.

8. अब इसमें आधा कप गरम पानी डालकर इसे मध्यम आंच पर पकाएं.

9. अब ग्रेवी को थिक बनाने के लिए इसमें कॉर्न स्टार्च वाला मिक्सचर मिलाएं और पैन को ढककर 2 से 3 मिनट तक पकाएं

10. अब गैस बंद कर दें और इसे ताज़े धनिया की पत्ती के साथ सजाकर, चावल, रोटी, पराठा या नान किसी भी चीज़ के साथ अपनी पसंद के अनुसार परोसें..😊

Tomato Mozzarella Bites


*Tomato Mozzarella Bites*

(रेसिपी इंग्लिश और हिन्दी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

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Tomato Mozzarella bite is a simple Italian salad, made of cherry tomatoes, green basil and sliced fresh mozzarella. Here, cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pieces are marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. This is perfect starter for summer time. It is made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag…Red, white and green…lets begin to make this tasty and healthy starter.

Ingredients

20 cherry tomatoes
20 fresh mozzarella pieces
20 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Black pepper powder
20 toothpicks
Monte carlo Rosemary herb for Garnish.

Instructions

1. Wash tomatoes and basil before using them.

2. Now place a tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella piece on each toothpick.

3. Place on serving plate and whisk together the olive oil and vinegar.

4. Now sprinkle some salt, black pepper powder and Monte Carlo rosemary herb.

Now this cute bite is ready for serve…. bite everything off the toothpick all at once.

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Tomato Mozzarella Bites

आवश्यक सामग्री

20 चेरी टोमेटो
20 ताज़ा मोज़्ज़रेल्ला टुकड़े
20 ताज़ा बेसिल पत्तिया
1 छोटी चम्मच जैतून का तेल
नमक स्वादानुसार
1 बड़ी चम्मच बलसमिक विनेगर
काली मिर्च पाउडर
20 टूथ पिक्स
रोजमेरी हर्ब गार्निश करने के लिए

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

1. टमाटर और बेसिल पत्तियो को धोकर साफ़ कर लें

2. अब एक टूथ पिक लें उसमे एक टमाटर, बेसिल पत्ती, मोज़्ज़रेल्ला टुकड़ा लगाएं

3. सर्विंग प्लेट में रखें और जैतून के तेल और विनेगर डालकर अच्छे से हिलाएं

4. अब नमक, काली मिर्च और रोजमैरी हर्ब मिलाएं

अब ये बाइट्स परोसने के लिए तैयार हैं….

Steamed Dahi Vadas


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**Low Fat Dahi Vadas**
(रेसिपी इंग्लिश और हिंदी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

Ingredients

(For the vadas)
1. Yellow moong dal =1 cup.
2. Baking soda = 1/2 tsp.
3. Salt = 1 tsp.
4. Black pepper powder = 1/2 tsp.
5. Oil for greasing.
6. Pinch of Asafoetida.

(For yogurt)
1. Yogurt (whisked)= 3 cups.
2. Black salt = as per taste.
3. Red pepper powder = 1tsp.
4. Chaat masala = 1 tsp
5. Roasted cumin powder = half tsp.
6. Tamarind chatni = 2 tbs.
7. Green chatni = 2 tbs.
8. Pomegranate seeds and grapes for garnish.

Instructions

1.Soak the dal in Luke warm water for 5 to 6hrs.

2. Drain out most of the water and grind it to a smooth paste in a blender along with black pepper powder,Asafoetida and salt.

3. Add baking soda and mix well.

4. Pour 1 tbsp of the batter into 20 small greased microwave safe bowls or you can use microwave safe idli stand or cup cake moulds.
5. Microwave for 3 minutes on high .

6. Remove and unmould.

7. Soak them in Luke warm water for 2 minutes, till they are soft.

8. Gently squeeze and place
on a serving plate.

9.Take yogurt add all spices and pour over the soaked vadas.

10. Garnish with tamarind chatni and green chatni,
pomegranate seeds and grapes .Serve chilled…😊
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** माइक्रोवेव दही बड़े (तेल रहित)**

~आवश्यक सामग्री~
(बड़े के लिए)
1. मूंग की दाल(धुली हुई) = 1 कप
2. बेकिंग सोडा = आधी छोटी चम्मच
3. नमक = 1 छोटी चम्मच
4. काली मिर्च पाउडर = आधी छोटी चम्मच
5. तेल ग्रीसिंग के लिए
6. हींग = 1 पिंच

(दही के लिए आवश्यक सामग्री)
1. दही(फैंटी हुई)= 3 कप
2. काला नमक = स्वादानुसार
3. लाल मिर्च पाउडर = 1 छोटी चम्मच
4. चाट मसाला = 1 छोटी चम्मच
5. भुना हुआ जीरा पाउडर = आधी छोटी चम्मच
6. इमली की मीठी चटनी = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
7. हरी चटनी = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
8. अनार के दाने और अंगूर सजावट के लिए

माइक्रोवेव दही बड़े बनाने की विधि

1. दाल को गुनगुने पानी में 6 से 7 घंटे के लिए भिगो कर रखें.

2. पानी से बाहर निकालें और ब्लेंडर में काली मिर्च,नमक, और हींग के साथ पीसकर एक स्मूथ पेस्ट बना लें.

3. पीसे गए पेस्ट में बेकिंग सोडा डालकर अच्छी तरह मिलाए

4. बीस छोटी माइक्रोवेव सेफ कटोरी को तेल लगा कर चिकना करें. और पीसी गयी दाल की एक बड़ी चम्मच भरकर चिकनी की गयी सभी कटोरियों में डालें. छोटी कटोरी के स्थान पर आप माइक्रोवेव सेफ इडली स्टैंड व् कपकेक मॉल्डस भी प्रयोग में ला सकते हैं.

5. अधिकतम तापमान पर 3 मिनट माइक्रोवेव करें

6. ठंडा होने पर मॉल्डस से बाहर
निकालें
7. दो मिनट के लिए गुनगुने पानी में मुलायम होने तक भिगोए.

8. सावधानी के साथ पानी को निचोड़ें और सर्विंग प्लेट में रखें.
9. अब दही और सभी मसालों को प्लेट में रखे गए बड़ो के ऊपर डालें.

10. इमली की मीठी चटनी , हरी चटनी व् अनार के दानो और अंगूर से सजाकर परोसे…..😊